Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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I was going to ask how the machine gun shown inside the War Tank was supposed to fire through the armour, wheel, and tire without causing damage. Now I can see it is offset to one side and presumably can't be aimed except by turning the whole tank, so I have a sort of answer to that. Also how the hell the operator got in and out of the thing. But then I considered the utter ridiculousness of the whole concept and decided not to comment. However, following ed's comment I decided I would after all. :P

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What thread is this?
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Navvies constructing a railway line in Sweden ca 1900.

Maybe the guy in the tie and vest is the boss, and the one wearing a tie but no vest is second in line? Is that a tie anyway?

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I posted that pic before, but somehow it got zapped.

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British equivalent. The London Midland Scottish (LMS) Princess Coronation class pacifics.

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Streamlining was removed later for ease of maintenance - and the trains then ran just as fast and economically - proving that the streamlining was merely an advertising gimmick at the speeds trains used to run back then (always less than 100mph in service, and mostly less than 90mph).

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Color photo of a surviving example at the York railway museum

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Is that really a color photo? Not so sure.
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Studio portraits from the gold rush:

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Conclusion: Everybody in those days looked fucking scary!
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You had to look scary in Cowboy Times. It was the law.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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↑ And all that with an unsterilised lancet going from patient to patient. :roll:



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Too many awesome photos here.

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Muybridge. Very slightly
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